Bass

Overcoming life-changing events while claiming Angler of the Year title: How Palaniuk did it

After one of the most memorable seasons in his career, Humminbird and Minn Kota Pro Brandon Palaniuk earned his second career Bassmaster Elite Series Angler of the Year title after wrapping up a dominant season that included him and his wife, Tiffany Palaniuk, becoming parents amidst the hectic tournament schedule. “This one isn’t going to settle in for a little…

Bassmaster Elite Series Mississippi River event decided by 4 ounces

Bryan Schmitt, of Deale, Md., has won the 2022 Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at Mississippi River with a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces. (Photo by Seigo Saito/B.A.S.S.)LA CROSSE, Wis. — Persistent refinement put Bryan Schmitt on track to sacking up a four-day total of 63 pounds, 4 ounces and claiming his second blue trophy at the Guaranteed Rate Bassmaster Elite at…

St. Lawrence River/Eastern Basin Lake Ontario bass survey

It’s no secret that Lake Ontario’s Eastern Basin and St. Lawrence River largemouth and smallmouth bass fisheries are among the best in the country. Information on angling participation associated with these fisheries has not been collected in several years. DEC is in the early stages of evaluating these fisheries for the development of potential management strategies. As a first step,…

Devils Lake walleye, perch, white bass numbers booming

(Devils Lake Tourism)Summer fish population surveys by North Dakota fisheries crews peg Devils Lake walleyes, perch and white bass all doing exceptionally well. “The test netting results showed numbers for all species up over last season and most considerably higher than traditional averages,” said biologist Todd Caspers.” Walleyes caught in test nets were 32.4 fish per net this summer.  The long-term…

Fishing records keep on falling in Montana

(Montana Fish, Wildlife and Parks)An 18-pound, .02-ounce walleye. A 9.58-pound largemouth bass. A 7.84-pound smallmouth bass. The fish were caught in recent months in Montana, and all three are new state records – among seven state-record fish caught in Montana waters in just the last nine months. So is there an explanation for this boom in record fish in the…

Auburn bass fishing team suspended for COVID violations

Auburn’s team is one of the country’s top-ranked programs. Several former members have gone on to compete in professional bass fishing competitions.Auburn University has suspended the school’s bass fishing team over allegations that it repeatedly violated COVID-19 policies. A memo to team members says the suspension is for the rest of this year, Al.com reported. The team violated the travel…

On the 13th day before Christmas … 298 Santas fishing?

MOORESVILLE, N.C. — ‘Twas 13 days before Christmas, on Lake Norman they met, hundreds of Santas with a world record to set. They rode upon boats instead of old sleds while visions of big bass danced in their heads. The Ugly Stik World’s Largest Santa Claus Bass Tournament lived up to its name, drawing 298 anglers to compete in a…

A peek at pro bass fishing [video]

Anyone who is willing to tie up tens of thousands of dollars in a boat simply to fish bass tournaments is obviously quite serious about bass fishing. For the average evening or weekend angler, a canoe, kayak, johnboat or even a small motorboat will do. But not for these anglers. Professional bass fishing, or perhaps better put as “tournament angling,”…

Record turnout for Blackfish Classic

Wayzata, Minn. —  The Blackfish Classic Tournament for Bass on Monday, July 27 did not disappoint regional bass anglers. For the third year in a row, the Blackfish Classic was hosted on Lake Minnetonka, with a record 200 anglers competing in a 100-boat field. Fifteen checks and multiple prizes were handed out, including a $10,000 check for first place. Top…

And the three top bass baits are …

Bass season is finally here and I’m glad. Bass are found just about everywhere in New York state including rivers, lakes and even farm ponds. They are game fighters and the smaller ones make a tasty addition to any frying pan.  As a youngster, Susquehanna river smallmouths were our favorite bass species and our fishing equipment was minimal. The only…

Ron Lindner among Bass Fishing Hall inductees

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Bass Fishing Hall of Fame’s Board of Directors has announced the selection of five individuals who have made a substantial mark on the sport of bass fishing for induction into the Bass Fishing Hall of Fame. The Class of 2020, which will be inducted in ceremonies at Johnny Morris’ Wonders of Wildlife Museum and Aquarium in…